Aswath Damodaran


Aswath Damodaran is a professor of corporate finance and valuation at the Stern School of Business at New York University (NYU). His passion for untangling the puzzles of corporate finance and valuations, and writing, has led him to navigate between the business, education, publishing and financial services industries. A disrupter at heart, Professor Damodaran aims to stir the pot and change the status quo in the above businesses.

Prior to his role at NYU’s Stern School of Business, Professor Damodaran also lectured in Finance at the University of California, Berkeley. He received a B.A. in Accounting from Madras University and a M.S. in Management from the Indian Institute of Management, earned an M.B.A. (1981) and then Ph.D. (1985), both in Finance, from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Professor Damodaran's contributions to the field of Finance have been recognized many times over. He has been the recipient of Giblin, Glucksman, and Heyman Fellowships, a David Margolis Teaching Excellence Fellowship, and the Richard L. Rosenthal Award for Innovation in Investment Management and Corporate Finance.